has had extensive grant funding the area of HIV and stigma. Her research and clinical practice span many countries including Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Lesotho, Swaziland, South Africa, and India. Dr. Webb is well published in the area of HIV. She is a Robert Wood Johnson Nurse Executive Fellow, a Fellow in the International Council of Nurses Global Nursing Leadership Institute, a Distinguished Practitioner in the National Academies of Practice, and a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing. In 2010, Dr. Webb received the prestigious Nicholas Andrew Cummings Award for extraordinary contributions to interprofessional health care.
Andrea Weddle, M.S.W., has been Executive Director of the HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA), an organization representing frontline HIV medical providers and researchers, since September 2008. Previously she served as Associate Director of the association for 6 years. She devotes much of her time to advancing HIVMA’s public policy and advocacy priorities, which include improving access to health care for people with HIV/AIDS; addressing HIV medical workforce issues, and promoting public policies grounded in science. Prior to joining HIVMA, she conducted policy research on Medicaid managed care programs as a research associate for the Center for HIV Quality Care and served as the staff director for the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society. Ms. Weddle has worked in the health policy field for more than 10 years and received her M.S.W. from the University of California, Berkeley.
Andrew Young, M.D., Ph.D., is an Associate Professor at the Emory University School of Medicine and Director of Clinical Laboratories at Grady Memorial Hospital. As laboratory director, Dr. Young oversees one of the largest hospital laboratories in the country, performing 1.2 million billable tests per month in disciplines that include chemistry, toxicology, hematology, coagulation, microbiology, immunology, molecular diagnostics, and transfusion medicine. Grady Health System is the public safety net hospital for the Atlanta area and is the regional center for HIV care, trauma, and sickle cell disease. Inpatient services at Grady Memorial Hospital care for an ethnically diverse population with very high HIV prevalence, and Grady’s Infectious Disease Program (IDP) is one of the largest, most comprehensive facilities dedicated to the treatment of advanced HIV/AIDS in the United States. Dr. Young is an author of more than 50 peer-reviewed publications. In 2010, he received the Benjamin Castleman Award for an outstanding paper in the field of human pathology.